October 15, 2020
2020 Voting Information:
Through Election Day (November 3rd) the Round Up will include information on voting resources and deadlines as they approach for Bigs, Parents/Guardians, and Littles who are old enough to vote. For more voting information you can access anytime, Rock the Vote is a comprehensive resource.
Register to Vote
The deadline to register to vote in New Jersey has passed (10/13), but there is still time to register to vote in Pennsylvania!
- Monday, October 19th, 2020: Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania
- PA offers online voter registration here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
Request & Track Your Mail-in or Absentee Ballot
- New Jersey
- All NJ registered voters will automatically receive ballots in the mail. Track your ballot here or call your County Election Officials.
Become a Poll Worker!
Recent elections have suffered from poll worker shortages that have led to long lines. This problem is exacerbated this year as most poll workers are over the age of 60, who are at higher risk of complications from COVID. Poll workers make elections happen. They’re the on-the-ground people who work at polling locations and make voting possible. College and high school-aged citizens are encouraged to apply.
Learn more about becoming a poll worker in Pennsylvania or New Jersey
- Visit Rock the Vote to submit your information in order to start the process and become a poll worker.
Ways for Matches to Stay in Touch
Tabletopia gives you access to several online board games that Littles and Bigs can play together. You both will need to create a free account by selecting the bronze membership. Next, click “play online.” From there, you can invite each other to open seats and begin the game.
Games to Play on the Phone
This game is a good one for Zoom or Facetime. Bigs and Littles put up a hand with five fingers showing and take turns naming off experiences like “made dinner for my family” or “wrote a letter to a friend this month”. Any player that has that experience puts a finger down.
Education & Virtual Learning
Experience the rich traditions of Mexican culture in our month-long celebration of Día de los Muertos! Throughout October, you can watch special talks with Mexican artists and makers, download at-home crafts and activities, and much more! CultureFest! Día de los Muertos is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center.
Talk to Your Kids About Current Events
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